Wordless Wednesday: Holiday Decorating in the Desert

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Desert Decorating for the Holidays


holiday cactus in the California desert


Coming from New England after many years, it took some time to get accustomed to different types of holiday decorating out here, and flowers blooming over the holidays instead of snow and ice. But we quickly adapted, and I continue to enjoy seeing different kinds of decorations inside and out for the holiday season here n Southern California.


We were in Palm Desert and La Quinta several years back over New Year's Eve and I spied this cactus (one of several) in this yard.  A rather prickly decorating job no doubt, but I thought it was pretty cool, and just a tad bit different from the pine trees we got so used to back in Boston.


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Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
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Hi Jeff - It takes a while.  When I visit my house in Florida I can't get used to Christmas decorations at 80 degrees.

Dec 20, 2017 09:24 AM #1
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
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Hi Grant Schneider  - so true. I think it took a couple of Christmases to get used to it. But I have to admit going out to cut down our tree when it was 75 in shorts, sandals and a t-shirt was quite a pleasant change from doing so when it was 20 degrees outside back in Boston!


Dec 20, 2017 09:30 AM #2
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Jeff -I can relate to this! When we moved to Florida. I had to get used to lights on palm trees and Christmas in shorts!

Dec 20, 2017 09:46 AM #3
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Love this idea, Jeff... looks quite festive and Christmasy to me.

Dec 20, 2017 10:04 AM #4
Jim Cheney
Saint Francis Property Santa Rosa, CA - Santa Rosa, CA
Rincon Valley Realtor 707.494.1055

Nice Jeff Dowler ,  Reminds me of a jester's hat.

Dec 20, 2017 11:06 AM #5
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I love it, it is typical California ingenuity...I love Christmas lights on palm rees also.  A

Dec 20, 2017 02:19 PM #6
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

HI Jeff Dowler !  I really think that yucca with the bulbs is cute!  One thing we could do in SoCal is walk those neighborhoods where all the neighbors decorate. We had two huge areas where I lived.  One of the neighbors was right off the 60 Frwy and the exit was backed up for a mile every day in December!

Dec 20, 2017 03:27 PM #7
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Jeff my youngest brother lives in Tuscan, AR, and the first Christmas he was there he sent me a picture of him in short and in front of a decorated cactus.  Sorry but that does not feel like Christmas

Dec 20, 2017 07:34 PM #8
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
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Jeff Dowler that is some creative decorating...I hope there weren't many band-aids needed by the decorator!

Dec 20, 2017 07:35 PM #9
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I like it!  I like it a lot, Jeff.  It reminds me of a Court Jester's crown.  I use to have one of those growing in my yard, but I don't any longer.

Dec 21, 2017 06:01 AM #10
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Nothin like Christmas Cactus Balls in the desert. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Dec 21, 2017 06:57 AM #11
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